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About MSMQ

Many large organizations are integrating various enterprise business applications into application networks. These networks allow applications to communicate with each other and share data, either automatically or by request. Technologies such as Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) provide a messaging infrastructure for transporting data from one application to another, without the need for programming.

MSMQ allows applications running at different times to communicate across heterogeneous networks and systems, even when one or many of those systems are temporarily offline. Because applications send messages to queues and read messages from queues, the messages are always available and remain in the queue for as long as required. For example, the messages will still be there when a system that was offline comes back online to retrieve them. Optionally, messages can be sent to a dead letter queue after a predetermined amount of time has passed to help make sure that only timely, relevant messages are received.

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